Handrails and Grating

Composite grating is used in many different industries, including walkways in industrial plants, flooring on ships to decorative grids on commercial, and residential buildings, where there are safety concerns due to liquids or oils on the floor and more corrosive environments. In 2014, ACMA’s Fiberglass Grating Manufacturers Council issued a new FRP Composite grating manual standard that allows engineers to design and use composite grating with confidence.


Properties and Benefits

  • Corrosion and chemical resistance
  • Bi-directional strength
  • Slip resistance
  • Low maintenance
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • High stiffness retention
  • Fire retardance
  • Lightweight
  • Impact resistance
  • Long service life
  • Superior ergonomics
  • Ability to consolidate parts
  • Optimal creep properties
  • Ability to resist freezing and thawing
  • Good UV protection
  • Thermal non-conductivity
  • Molded-in colors

Applications and Products

  • Catwalks and walkways
  • Platforms
  • Protective shielding
  • Machinery housings

  • Raised floors
  • Stair treads
  • Decks
  • Fasteners

  • Pedestals
  • Handrails
  • Elevated grating systems
  • Ladders

Case Studies

Baton Rouge Wastewater Treatment

Fiberglass troughs, ladders, handrails and walkways at Baton Rouge’s wastewater treatment facilities have provided trouble-free service since 1987. Learn More

Coal Preparation Plant Walkway

In 1994, the Westfall Company teamed with the engineering group of Kerr McGee Coal Company to address corrosion problems at the Galatia, Ill. coal preparation plant. Learn More

Mexican Copper Refinery

More than 10,000 square feet of Strongwell’s fiberglass operating platforms and walkways were installed at a copper refinery in Piedras Verdes, Mexico. Learn More